Call to Action

Despite lip service from politicians, antimicrobial resistance has remained a backburner issue, argue Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Ramanan Laxminarayan of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy.
 
They point to the “Review on Antimicrobial Resistance”, released last year by economist Jim O’Neill, which predicts that by 2050 drug resistant infections will kill about 10 million people each year.
 
The authors say the evolution of pathogens and antibiotic overuse in livestock and medicine has outpaced the implementation and effectiveness of useful regulations. To successfully tackle the crisis, countries must act now, they say.
 
Source: Council on Foreign Relations
 

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